Date   

Re: ICloud for Windows and JAWS

 

If it is properly set up an iCloud Drive folder will be created on your computer, I believe it is in your user folder, and just as with Dropbox and OneDrive files that are saved in it will appear in it.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Barbara
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 4:48 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: ICloud for Windows and JAWS

 

Hello Everyone

 

I have some files on my IPhone which I wish to transfer to my Windows 7 computer.  The files are currently located in the Files folder on my IPhone.  It was suggested I use ICloud for Windows.  I have never used it before.  I had it on my computer from some unknown cause in the past.  Anyhow, I opened the program and it requested my Apple ID and password.  I provided that.  Then nothing clear is happening.  I pressed insert-W and it gave me a list of basic windows hot keys.  I tabbed some and got something which said check box but did not let me know what it was for.  I can tab to various things.  One was storage.  I went into that and could not figure it out as I tabbed around. 

 

Note I am using JAWS 2019.

 

Any tips on how to use this program?  I also have a second computer which is Windows 10, so if the tips are different for each OS, let me know both.

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

Barbara

 


Re: Getting Sound in Windows Safe Mode with Networking.

 

I had no problems as soon as I pressed enter on the link Chrome opened and 2 seconds later jaws announced that the download was complete. It' son Google Drive after all, I doubt a few people downloading that file will bring it down.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of netbat66
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 5:41 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Getting Sound in Windows Safe Mode with Networking.

we brought your site down. grin.
it is not loading and i waited 10 minutes to see if anything would happen.


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3:07 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Getting Sound in Windows Safe Mode with Networking.

I am creating a new topic since updating the batch script used to achieve this end. The new one will work under Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10. It also does not require that the folder be unzipped only to your Desktop, but that's still what I'm suggesting. Everything is disposable after you've run the batch script.

The ZIP file is on my Google Drive, and can be downloaded by activating:
SoundInSafeMode.zip

The first two steps in the installation instructions are:


You MUST be logged in using a Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 account with admin privileges in order for this to work.

1. Download the file at
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=12M9B8JK5EXQYBFbmPHc2lTgdsaI1uTEv
to your Desktop.

2. Unzip the SoundInSafeMode.ZIP file on your Desktop. Simply select the ZIP file, bring up the context menu, and choose Extract All. You should end up with a folder named SoundInSafeMode on your Desktop.

The remaining instructions are in the file InstallationInstructions.txt which will be one of 4 files that get unzipped into the SoundInSafeMode folder on your Desktop.
--


Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763

Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


Re: History is gone

 

Well, at some point it does not really make much sense to have such old stuff on the website, I doubt anybody is still running Jaws 9.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Michael Munn
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 8:33 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: History is gone

 

Hi all, This is Micha"Michael. I'm sending this email out just want to notify the new user whoare history lover like me. The Old Release notes of Jaws for Windows from the 2,000's  have been deleted from Freedom Scientific's website. I say that is because I Checked today. I performed a Google search about the Old releease of Jaws9. After I have finish input my Search topic in Google and  Pressed Enter on it Jaws told me "Page not Found" 

I'm sending this email out just want to notify the new users of Jaws those people like to read more  about older Jaws releases will not be able to do it until Freedom Scientific put the data back. 

Best Regards 

Michael Munn 


 

Michael Munn

Member: Virginia Association of Blind students

 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org

Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students

National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org

Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind

 


History is gone

Michael Munn
 

Hi all, This is Micha"Michael. I'm sending this email out just want to notify the new user whoare history lover like me. The Old Release notes of Jaws for Windows from the 2,000's  have been deleted from Freedom Scientific's website. I say that is because I Checked today. I performed a Google search about the Old releease of Jaws9. After I have finish input my Search topic in Google and  Pressed Enter on it Jaws told me "Page not Found" 
I'm sending this email out just want to notify the new users of Jaws those people like to read more  about older Jaws releases will not be able to do it until Freedom Scientific put the data back. 
Best Regards 
Michael Munn 


Michael Munn
Member: Virginia Association of Blind students
 National Federation of the Blind of   Virginia   www.nfbv.org
Member: Maryland Association of Blind Students
National Federation of the Blind of  Maryland www.nfbmd.org
Students of: Hadley Institute of the Blind



Re: Getting Sound in Windows Safe Mode with Networking.

netbat66
 

we brought your site down. grin.
it is not loading and i waited 10 minutes to see if anything would happen.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Vogel
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 3:07 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Getting Sound in Windows Safe Mode with Networking.

I am creating a new topic since updating the batch script used to achieve this end. The new one will work under Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10. It also does not require that the folder be unzipped only to your Desktop, but that's still what I'm suggesting. Everything is disposable after you've run the batch script.

The ZIP file is on my Google Drive, and can be downloaded by activating: SoundInSafeMode.zip

The first two steps in the installation instructions are:


You MUST be logged in using a Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 account with admin privileges in order for this to work.

1. Download the file at https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=12M9B8JK5EXQYBFbmPHc2lTgdsaI1uTEv
to your Desktop.

2. Unzip the SoundInSafeMode.ZIP file on your Desktop. Simply select the ZIP file, bring up the context menu,
and choose Extract All. You should end up with a folder named SoundInSafeMode on your Desktop.

The remaining instructions are in the file InstallationInstructions.txt which will be one of 4 files that get unzipped into the SoundInSafeMode folder on your Desktop.
--


Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763

Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


ICloud for Windows and JAWS

Barbara <batterseye@...>
 

Hello Everyone

 

I have some files on my IPhone which I wish to transfer to my Windows 7 computer.  The files are currently located in the Files folder on my IPhone.  It was suggested I use ICloud for Windows.  I have never used it before.  I had it on my computer from some unknown cause in the past.  Anyhow, I opened the program and it requested my Apple ID and password.  I provided that.  Then nothing clear is happening.  I pressed insert-W and it gave me a list of basic windows hot keys.  I tabbed some and got something which said check box but did not let me know what it was for.  I can tab to various things.  One was storage.  I went into that and could not figure it out as I tabbed around. 

 

Note I am using JAWS 2019.

 

Any tips on how to use this program?  I also have a second computer which is Windows 10, so if the tips are different for each OS, let me know both.

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

Barbara

 


Re: Getting Sound in Windows Safe Mode with Networking.

 

Mario,

         No, and I'm not inclined to create one, either.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


Re: Getting Sound in Windows Safe Mode with Networking.

Mario
 

Brian, is there one for sound in safe mode without networking?

-------- Original Message --------
From: Brian Vogel [mailto:@britechguy]
Sent: Tue, Feb 19, 2019 6:07 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Getting Sound in Windows Safe Mode with Networking.

I am creating a new topic since updating the batch script used to
achieve this end.  The new one will work under Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and
10.  It also does not require that the folder be unzipped only to your
Desktop, but that's still what I'm suggesting.  Everything is disposable
after you've run the batch script.

The ZIP file is on my Google Drive, and can be downloaded by activating:
SoundInSafeMode.zip
<https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=12M9B8JK5EXQYBFbmPHc2lTgdsaI1uTEv>

The first two steps in the installation instructions are:

You MUST be logged in using a Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 account with admin
privileges in order for this to work.
1. Download the file at
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=12M9B8JK5EXQYBFbmPHc2lTgdsaI1uTEv
    to your Desktop.
2. Unzip the SoundInSafeMode.ZIP file on your Desktop.  Simply select
the ZIP file, bring up the context menu,
and choose Extract All.  You should end up with a folder named
SoundInSafeMode on your Desktop.

The remaining instructions are in the file InstallationInstructions.txt
which will be one of 4 files that get unzipped into the SoundInSafeMode
folder on your Desktop.
--

Brian *-*Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763

*/   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always
a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong./*

~ H.L. Mencken, AKA /The Sage of Baltimore/


Getting Sound in Windows Safe Mode with Networking.

 

I am creating a new topic since updating the batch script used to achieve this end.  The new one will work under Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10.  It also does not require that the folder be unzipped only to your Desktop, but that's still what I'm suggesting.  Everything is disposable after you've run the batch script.

The ZIP file is on my Google Drive, and can be downloaded by activating: SoundInSafeMode.zip

The first two steps in the installation instructions are:

You MUST be logged in using a Windows 7, 8.1, or 10 account with admin privileges in order for this to work.
 
    to your Desktop.
 
2. Unzip the SoundInSafeMode.ZIP file on your Desktop.  Simply select the ZIP file, bring up the context menu,
and choose Extract All.  You should end up with a folder named SoundInSafeMode on your Desktop. 

The remaining instructions are in the file InstallationInstructions.txt which will be one of 4 files that get unzipped into the SoundInSafeMode folder on your Desktop.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


Re: how do I get Chrome to save pass words and email addresses?

 

Chrome Menu, Settings, Autofill Section, Passwords Item, Offer to Save Passwords toggle must be ON.  Also, if you wish for Chrome to automatically sign you in, make sure the Auto Sign-In toggle is set to ON.
--

Brian - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1809, Build 17763  

   Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.

         ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore


how do I get Chrome to save pass words and email addresses?

Jim Rawls
 

As it stands now, every time, I log into Bard, I have to keep putting in my email address and pass word. I am running jaws 2019, and windows ten.


Re: Warning - Uncheck "Accessibility Driver at your own risk

Dave...
 

Netbat,

I have the 32 bit system. That might have been it, but I don’t care to give it another try.
Dave

On Feb 19, 2019, at 12:53 PM, netbat66 <netbat66@...> wrote:

mine did not crash with windows 7 home 64bit.
you could backup the jaws 2019 folder before you uncheck that box. then if it does crash you can load another screen reader and copy the original 2019 folder files back and you would be back the way you were before it crashed.

-----Original Message----- From: Dave...
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Warning - Uncheck "Accessibility Driver at your own risk


Mike,

Okay, so I have Windows 7. Therefore I should not have unchecked the "Use accessibility driver" in the default setting.

Because I cannot even do a JAWS 2019 repair now. It crashes. I'm back to JAWS 2018 until I unscramble this mess.

Dave
Oregonite, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer


----- Original Message ----- From: Mike B.
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 06:00
Subject: Re: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display drivers?

Here's the explanation of the Accessibility Driver from the default Settings Center:
The accessibility driver is a system level driver installed by our software that has been used for many years to provide screen information to JAWS. This information is known as the Off Screen Model (OSM) and is used primarily by review cursors like the JAWS Cursor and Invisible Cursor as well as by JAWS scripts. As Windows 10 increasingly uses different methods of displaying information, this legacy accessibility driver no longer works in many cases.
Clearing this check box configures JAWS to use new API Accessibility Monitor technology we developed in order to help overcome the missing information previously obtained from the Accessibility Driver.
This check box is selected by default.
Take Care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool.
----- Original Message ----- From: Dave...
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:00 AM
Subject: Re: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display drivers?

Sieghard,

Um, well I just did this -- unchecked the accessibility driver, and now JAWS 2019 has crashed and refuses to load. Any further suggestions?

Dave
Oregonite, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer


----- Original Message ----- From: Sieghard Weitzel
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 21:19
Subject: Re: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display drivers?


Jaws still uses the so-called accessibility driver. In fact, in Jaws 2019 you can go to the Jaws Settings Centre, load default settings and type all or part of the word �accessibility� driver and you can then uncheck the accessibility driver and use the more modern method with is called �GDI Hooking�. This is currently being tested and Vispero is not making a big deal of it so far since some things may work better with it unchecked, but many things may not. Ultimately the goal is to have this unchecked by default and to restore the functionality of the Jaws cursor to what it once was or better.







From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@...> On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 9:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display drivers?







James,







Not absolutely sure, but I think the mirror drivers stopped around JAWS 15.







Dave
Oregonite, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer











----- Original Message -----


From: James Homuth



To: jfw@groups.io



Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 20:52



Subject: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display drivers?







I had heard a long time ago that there was a version coming that dropped mirror display drivers. Does that version exist, and if so, which version is it? Asking as we�re running into the issue of mirror drivers messing with the Windows magnifier. As the primary user of this system is low vision but doesn�t have Zoomtext, and I occasionally provide tech help, we�re having to run Magnifier primarily with JAWS on the system for when I need to use it. That creates problems, because Magnifier requires Aero to run properly, and mirror drivers don�t support aero. Is there a version of JAWS that doesn�t use the mirror drivers? If so, that has just made my life about 5 times easier.


Re: Warning - Uncheck "Accessibility Driver at your own risk

netbat66
 

mine did not crash with windows 7 home 64bit.
you could backup the jaws 2019 folder before you uncheck that box. then if it does crash you can load another screen reader and copy the original 2019 folder files back and you would be back the way you were before it crashed.

-----Original Message-----
From: Dave...
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 7:38 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Warning - Uncheck "Accessibility Driver at your own risk


Mike,

Okay, so I have Windows 7. Therefore I should not have unchecked the "Use accessibility driver" in the default setting.

Because I cannot even do a JAWS 2019 repair now. It crashes. I'm back to JAWS 2018 until I unscramble this mess.

Dave
Oregonite, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer


----- Original Message -----
From: Mike B.
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 06:00
Subject: Re: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display drivers?

Here's the explanation of the Accessibility Driver from the default Settings Center:
The accessibility driver is a system level driver installed by our software that has been used for many years to provide screen information to JAWS. This information is known as the Off Screen Model (OSM) and is used primarily by review cursors like the JAWS Cursor and Invisible Cursor as well as by JAWS scripts. As Windows 10 increasingly uses different methods of displaying information, this legacy accessibility driver no longer works in many cases.
Clearing this check box configures JAWS to use new API Accessibility Monitor technology we developed in order to help overcome the missing information previously obtained from the Accessibility Driver.
This check box is selected by default.
Take Care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool.
----- Original Message -----
From: Dave...
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:00 AM
Subject: Re: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display drivers?

Sieghard,

Um, well I just did this -- unchecked the accessibility driver, and now JAWS 2019 has crashed and refuses to load. Any further suggestions?

Dave
Oregonite, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer


----- Original Message -----
From: Sieghard Weitzel
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 21:19
Subject: Re: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display drivers?


Jaws still uses the so-called accessibility driver. In fact, in Jaws 2019 you can go to the Jaws Settings Centre, load default settings and type all or part of the word �accessibility� driver and you can then uncheck the accessibility driver and use the more modern method with is called �GDI Hooking�. This is currently being tested and Vispero is not making a big deal of it so far since some things may work better with it unchecked, but many things may not. Ultimately the goal is to have this unchecked by default and to restore the functionality of the Jaws cursor to what it once was or better.







From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@...> On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 9:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display drivers?







James,







Not absolutely sure, but I think the mirror drivers stopped around JAWS 15.







Dave
Oregonite, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer











----- Original Message -----



From: James Homuth



To: jfw@groups.io



Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 20:52



Subject: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display drivers?







I had heard a long time ago that there was a version coming that dropped mirror display drivers. Does that version exist, and if so, which version is it? Asking as we�re running into the issue of mirror drivers messing with the Windows magnifier. As the primary user of this system is low vision but doesn�t have Zoomtext, and I occasionally provide tech help, we�re having to run Magnifier primarily with JAWS on the system for when I need to use it. That creates problems, because Magnifier requires Aero to run properly, and mirror drivers don�t support aero. Is there a version of JAWS that doesn�t use the mirror drivers? If so, that has just made my life about 5 times easier.


Re: assistance

Gerald Levy
 

Captcha Be Gone is dead, and according to reports on other discussion forums, it may also be a scam because people who have signed up on their site have discovered that it no longer works, and that there is no way to contact its developer to obtain a refund of the $36 annual fee because he has abandoned it and apparently absconded with the money.  So caveat emptor:


https://forum.audiogames.net/viewtopic.php?id=24467


Gerald



Gerald

On 2/19/2019 2:57 PM, Kane Brolin wrote:
My understanding is that JAWS has no built-in algorithm for solving
visual CAPTCHAs.

I would recommend using CAPTCHA Be Gone, a tool that should work with
Internet Explorer or Firefox. https://captchabegone.com/user/register
You will have to create an account with that service and sign in.

Kind regards,

Kane Brolin



Re: assistance

Don Mauck
 

You really need to report this as an accessibility violation to the owner of that site.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mario <mrb620@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 1:16 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: assistance

most blind users who own an iPhone use the free BeMyEyes app. and some even use the AIRA service if they already use it for other reasons.


-------- Original Message --------
From: Bill White [mailto:billwhite92701@...]
Sent: Tue, Feb 19, 2019 3:10 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: assistance

Well, Bob, you can either pay to solve captchas or you can have them
remain unsolved, or use a sighted person every time you want a captcha
solved.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of bob jutzi
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: assistance

You're kidding! That thing charges $3 a month simply to access captias?
Now that's one of the stupidest ideas I've recently encountered. Paying
to solve Captias.


On 2/19/2019 2:57 PM, Kane Brolin wrote:
My understanding is that JAWS has no built-in algorithm for solving
visual CAPTCHAs.

I would recommend using CAPTCHA Be Gone, a tool that should work with
Internet Explorer or Firefox. https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__captchabegone.com_user_register&d=DwIGaQ&c=RoP1YumCXCgaWHvlZYR8PZh8Bv7qIrMUB65eapI_JnE&r=EQ0xAgqxGediPFS2iJyMwtaJACO0PE04qO0-xFG1duE&m=t_SDuXr-nw_wyuT4lvfCfx3CvyG9kyKCuyT43pOWl_g&s=iogfJl7GRsGkdSOME8CTrtD7AZB2ZP9vMPuiLvfBYwc&e=
You will have to create an account with that service and sign in.

Kind regards,

Kane Brolin













.


Re: assistance

Mario
 

most blind users who own an iPhone use the free BeMyEyes app. and some
even use the AIRA service if they already use it for other reasons.

-------- Original Message --------
From: Bill White [mailto:billwhite92701@...]
Sent: Tue, Feb 19, 2019 3:10 PM EST
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: assistance

Well, Bob, you can either pay to solve captchas or you can have them
remain unsolved, or use a sighted person every time you want a captcha
solved.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of bob jutzi
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: assistance

You're kidding! That thing charges $3 a month simply to access captias?
Now that's one of the stupidest ideas I've recently encountered. Paying
to solve Captias.


On 2/19/2019 2:57 PM, Kane Brolin wrote:
My understanding is that JAWS has no built-in algorithm for solving
visual CAPTCHAs.

I would recommend using CAPTCHA Be Gone, a tool that should work with
Internet Explorer or Firefox. https://captchabegone.com/user/register
You will have to create an account with that service and sign in.

Kind regards,

Kane Brolin













.


Re: assistance

Bill White
 

Well, Bob, you can either pay to solve captchas or you can have them remain unsolved, or use a sighted person every time you want a captcha solved.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of bob jutzi
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:08 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: assistance

You're kidding! That thing charges $3 a month simply to access captias?
Now that's one of the stupidest ideas I've recently encountered. Paying
to solve Captias.


On 2/19/2019 2:57 PM, Kane Brolin wrote:
My understanding is that JAWS has no built-in algorithm for solving
visual CAPTCHAs.

I would recommend using CAPTCHA Be Gone, a tool that should work with
Internet Explorer or Firefox. https://captchabegone.com/user/register
You will have to create an account with that service and sign in.

Kind regards,

Kane Brolin



Re: assistance

bob jutzi <jutzi@...>
 

You're kidding!  That thing charges $3 a month simply to access captias?
Now that's one of the stupidest ideas I've recently encountered.  Paying
to solve Captias.

On 2/19/2019 2:57 PM, Kane Brolin wrote:
My understanding is that JAWS has no built-in algorithm for solving
visual CAPTCHAs.

I would recommend using CAPTCHA Be Gone, a tool that should work with
Internet Explorer or Firefox. https://captchabegone.com/user/register
You will have to create an account with that service and sign in.

Kind regards,

Kane Brolin


Re: assistance

Kane Brolin
 

My understanding is that JAWS has no built-in algorithm for solving
visual CAPTCHAs.

I would recommend using CAPTCHA Be Gone, a tool that should work with
Internet Explorer or Firefox. https://captchabegone.com/user/register
You will have to create an account with that service and sign in.

Kind regards,

Kane Brolin


Re: Unchecking that Accessibility Driver in Settings...

Dave...
 

James,
 
All well understood, but knowing that JAWS 2019 will run on a Win 7 machine, I pointed out to them just now that they should either disable that choice when a Win 7 op system is detected (and I'm sure that's easy for them to do), or at least put some warnings in their description text.
 
By the time they come out with a JAWS version that does not run on Windows 7, I'll be on a MacBook and away from JAWS.
 
Dave
Oregonite, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 11:34
Subject: Re: Unchecking that Accessibility Driver in Settings...

On a related note, you’ve just discovered a hidden warning it may be worth planning for. Specifically, I wouldn’t hold my breath on JAWS continuing to support Win7 after about version 2020 or 2021. That’s too fundamental a change to make backwards compatible, especially if it proves to actually fix the JAWS cursor issue in later OS’s. Plus, you know, there’s that whole thing about Win7 not being supported past 2020 by Microsoft.

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: February-19-19 12:30 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Unchecking that Accessibility Driver in Settings...

 

Update. Finally got JAWS 2019 working. Had to remove and install fresh, and also had to delete/rename the last two user settings that had changed: settings.ini and default.jcf. In retrospect, I suspect that if I had simply used NVDA to go to my user settings in JAWS 2019 and just deleted those two files, JAWS 2019 would have repaired itself just fine. But man, that was pretty daunting and a time-waste.

 

If you have Windows 7, absolutely *do not* uncheck that Accessibility Driver in the default settings.

 

Dave
Oregonite, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Dave...

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 08:25

Subject: Re: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display drivers?

 

Mike,

 

Nope. You're absolutely correct.

 

Dave
Oregonite, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

----- Original Message -----

From: Michael Mote

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 07:58

Subject: Re: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display drivers?

 

Hi Mike.  If I am not mistaken, I believe the Mirror Display driver is used on Windows 7 computers, and is replaced by the Accessibility driver starting with the Windows 8 operating system.  Anyone using Windows 7 should continue using the Mirror display driver.  That was my understanding of the process, but I could be wrong.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mike B.
Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 9:00 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display drivers?

 

Here's the explanation of the Accessibility Driver from the default Settings Center:

The accessibility driver is a system level driver installed by our software that has been used for many years to provide screen information to JAWS. This information is known as the Off Screen Model (OSM) and is used primarily by review cursors like the JAWS Cursor and Invisible Cursor as well as by JAWS scripts. As Windows 10 increasingly uses different methods of displaying information, this legacy accessibility driver no longer works in many cases.
Clearing this check box configures JAWS to use new API Accessibility Monitor technology we developed in order to help overcome the missing information previously obtained from the Accessibility Driver.
This check box is selected by default.

Take Care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----

From: Dave...

Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 12:00 AM

Subject: Re: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display drivers?

 

Sieghard,

 

Um, well I just did this -- unchecked the accessibility driver, and now JAWS 2019 has crashed and refuses to load. Any further suggestions?

 

Dave
Oregonite, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

----- Original Message -----

Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 21:19

Subject: Re: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display drivers?

 

Jaws still uses the so-called accessibility driver. In fact, in Jaws 2019 you can go to the Jaws Settings Centre, load default settings and type all or part of the word “accessibility” driver and you can then uncheck the accessibility driver and use the more modern method with is called “GDI Hooking”. This is currently being tested and Vispero is not making a big deal of it so far since some things may work better with it unchecked, but many things may not. Ultimately the goal is to have this unchecked by default and to restore the functionality of the Jaws cursor to what it once was or better.

 

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@...> On Behalf Of Dave...
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 9:12 PM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display drivers?

 

James,

 

Not absolutely sure, but I think the mirror drivers stopped around JAWS 15.

 

Dave
Oregonite, woodworker, Engineer, Musician, and Pioneer

 

 

----- Original Message -----

From: James Homuth

Sent: Monday, February 18, 2019 20:52

Subject: Is there a version of JAWS that doesn't use mirror display drivers?

 

I had heard a long time ago that there was a version coming that dropped mirror display drivers. Does that version exist, and if so, which version is it? Asking as we’re running into the issue of mirror drivers messing with the Windows magnifier. As the primary user of this system is low vision but doesn’t have Zoomtext, and I occasionally provide tech help, we’re having to run Magnifier primarily with JAWS on the system for when I need to use it. That creates problems, because Magnifier requires Aero to run properly, and mirror drivers don’t support aero. Is there a version of JAWS that doesn’t use the mirror drivers? If so, that has just made my life about 5 times easier.